vablue

February 18th, 2012 at 11:29 AM ^

It took me a while to see the racial insensitivity, I can understand how this would be missed by people that never hear the term used in a racial context. So from that end, it actually says a lot about the people at ESPN. That said, they should be embarrassed for writing a piece with any negativity after the guy loses one game.

jtmc33

February 18th, 2012 at 11:34 AM ^

I heard a reporter complaining that another writer referred to him as "a shifty guard" and then tried to tie the word shifty to early 1900 stereotypes of Asians .... If that can be considered insensitive then this will make some national coverage

Mr. Yost

February 18th, 2012 at 1:09 PM ^

I think most people would agree that what you just said is absoloutely RIDICULOUS.

First... "hollering?" Wow.

Second... Did you really just compare this Asian slur, "chink" to the N-word? Both are bad and never need to be used...ever. But one has HISTORY and is more than just a word, particularly in America. Maybe you can compare the Asian slur to a slur for white-Americans "cracker"...which also does not have a place, EVER. But comparing this to the N-word is foul on so many levels.

Gameboy

February 18th, 2012 at 2:15 PM ^

What if it wasn't the n-word?

What if they posted a picture of a basketball team on the bus (predominantly black), having a great time and laughing because they just won a game?

What if they put a headline under it and said "Barrel Full of Monkeys"?

I would think even in that instance, NAACP and others would be protesting immediately and threatening boycott.

mGrowOld

February 18th, 2012 at 12:13 PM ^

Well Fox contributor Jason Whitlock also made reference recently to Lin's potential lack of....er.....shall we say "girth" so the media is covering all the racial bias bases on this story.  

Based on the lack of national outrage over these incidents I guess we can say it's still ok to make fun of asians.

cheesheadwolverine

February 18th, 2012 at 4:46 PM ^

There is no way mutliple people could see that without knowing.  Especilly given that, you know, literally the only reason he is famous is that he is asian.  It has to be an intentional effort to get attention.  Which we are giving it.